Chester and Matt make observations of the activity on the street before heading into the Long Branch Salloon. After an indian uprising, death has folks in Dodge upset, and ready for revenge. Amos Cartright is an indian scout who is taking the blame for not spotting the Commanche’s in time. Matt tries to cool the situation by suggesting that the army will handle things.
The soft spoken Amos is no coward, and confronts his main accuser, Bailey, but will they be able to let things just drop?
Matt goes to the Army fort to talk with the Colonel. The army doesn’t want to get involved in settling civic matters, and they have their plate full of their own operations and worries. Returning to Dodge, Chester reports to Matt that there has been a murder. All signs point to Amos who has now disappeared, but there’s still more trouble brewing. Can Matt prevent more violence? Will Amos be any more safe with returning to the indians, or do they hate him as much as the white men?
When Matt catches up to him, Amos tells his dilemma over being married to an indian woman and having friends on both sides of the skirmishes.
Things are looking desperate when indians have the small party surrounded on the prairie. Are they friends of Amos? Will Amos have any influence over being able to escape? Justice is done in the Commanche way.
Note: First, as a reminder commercials are left in for entertainment purposes only. Don’t smoke, it’s bad for you. Second, afterward Matt Dillon announces that in responce to popular request, Gunsmoke is coming to television.